Thursday Night Movie

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When I was a student at Pepperdine University, we had the Thursday Night Movie.  Admission was $1.00 per person, or $1.00 per couple.  You’d find a lot of guys hanging out around the entrance to Elkins Auditorium looking for someone suitable to grab and take in as their “date”.  After all, you could save .50 and maybe get to know someone new in the bargain. This was waaay before NBC’s Must-See-TV Thursday Night, I might add.

So, I still kind of look at Thursdays as a good movie-watching day. In consideration of that, I present this historical timeline of real estate. I think it’s fun because I noted points on the coaster for buyers I know.  For example, my favorite fictional couple, Betsy and Joe Willard, probably bought around 1914, my parents bought the house in which I grew up in 1965, and my husband and I bought our house in the late 90’s. 

Look at all that entertainment, and you don’t even need to scrounge up a buck!

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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!


  1. Matt McGee says:

    Wasn’t it $2 for individuals and $1 for a couple? At Pepperdine, I mean…

  2. Cari McGee says:

    Entirely possible. You were the one who paid, remember? 🙂 I just remember it being a tiny amount of money that was kind of funny when you looked at it…why were we trying to find someone to enter with, if it was such a small amount we were saving?

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